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BOTOX® Cosmetic in Columbia, MD
Over time, constant movement of the facial muscles can cause normal signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles to develop. BOTOX® Cosmetic is often the best and most commonly used option for counteracting these early signs of aging.1 Sometimes called “botulinum toxin type A,” BOTOX® is one of the most popular injectables in the world. Columbia-based BOTOX® specialist Dr. Sarah Mess and her team of medically-trained injectors trust this treatment to provide consistent and dependable results for those that wish to rejuvenate their facial appearance and restore a more youthful glow.
Preparing for BOTOX® Cosmetic & Patient Candidacy
Dr. Mess and her expert nurse injectors will go over your medical history and desired cosmetic goals, in addition to providing information on how to prepare for your procedure. Once they have determined that you are a good candidate for BOTOX®, she and her team of nurse injectors will develop a medical treatment plan. If you have sensitive skin, applying ice packs to the face can reduce blood flow and lessen the chances of bruising after the treatment is complete.2
Some of the signs of aging that patients seek BOTOX® treatment for are:3
- Fine lines around the corners of the mouth (crow’s feet)
- Frown lines
- Gummy smile
The BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment
Each BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure is done on an outpatient basis and takes just a few minutes to complete. Before the injections are administered, the face should be free of any impurities, including makeup. Dr. Mess or one of our nurse injectors, will administer BOTOX® Cosmetic using a very fine needle, which is inserted directly into the targeted muscles of the face.
BOTOX® Cosmetic can also be combined with other injectables and fillers to treat facial imperfections. Patients can use this helpful guide to learn more about which non-surgical options may be used to treat different areas of the face.
Recovery & Results After BOTOX® Cosmetic
After the treatment is complete, you will be able to resume day-to-day activities immediately. The injected area(s) may temporarily appear red. This is normal and skin irritation usually subsides in just a few hours. In the first 24 to 48 hours, Dr. Mess and her nurse injectors may recommend patients do the following:
- Avoid touching the treated sites in order to prevent BOTOX® Cosmetic from spreading to other parts of the face4
- Do not consume large amounts of alcohol
- Avoid taking blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin
- Patients should avoid laying down for the first 4 hours post procedure
There is no recovery time associated with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.4 In fact, some patients choose to come during their lunch break for treatment and return to work right after the appointment.
BOTOX® Cosmetic begins working to relax the muscles as soon as the procedure is complete. The final results of the injections become apparent after about a week and can last up to four months.5 Patients are often amazed by the results that these injections provide and typically experience a boost in confidence provided by the natural-looking results.Contact Us Today
How Much Does BOTOX® Cosmetic Cost
The total cost of BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is determined by the number of areas treated and the number of units required to achieve the desired results in each area. Dr. Mess charges $14 per unit, and she uses only authentic BOTOX® Cosmetic manufactured by Allergan. Be sure and ask about Allē/Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty points for all your Allergan products. The savings can be significant.
* BOTOX® Cosmetic is often performed in conjunction with dermal fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero, or Radiesse as part of a liquid facelift.
Contact Dr. Sarah Mess for BOTOX® Cosmetic in Columbia, MD
Dr. Sarah Mess and her team are committed to providing patients with the best possible patient care and information about non-surgical options. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if BOTOX® Cosmetic is right for you.Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Mess is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). She is also a member of the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
1 Ada Regina Trindade de Almeida, MDa, Suelen Montagner, MDb. Botulinum Toxin for
Axillary Hyperhidrosis. Dermatol Clin. 2014 Oct;32(4):495-504. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2014.06.013. Accessed July 22, 2020.
2 Mayo Clinic. Botox injections. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/botox/about/pac-20384658 Accessed July 22, 2020.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Who Is a Good Candidate for botulinum toxin injections? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/botulinum-toxin. Accessed July 22, 2020.
4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What should I expect during my recovery after botulinum toxin injections? https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/botulinum-toxin/recovery. Accessed July 22, 2020.
5 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What results should I expect after botulinum toxin injections? https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/botulinum-toxin/results. Accessed July 22, 2020.